Rs1mn for zoo museums in Karachi

KARACHI: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on Tuesday announced Rs1million as an initial fund for constructing national level museums at Karachi Zoo and Safari Park in a meeting with Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui.

The commissioner said that the museums would be made of the kind which existed in zoos, globally. A 3000 square yard land would be allocated in Safari Park for this purpose, while museum would be built in a building adjacent to Karachi Zoo, encircled with galleries on four of its sides.

On the suggestion of the representative of Conservative Sindh Wild Life, operation would be carried out against the people involved in smuggling of rare birds; however, before the crackdown the shopkeepers would be made aware of the value and law of the priceless birds, so that they should refrain from it if they were doing the business inadvertently.

The meeting reviewed the steps taken in Karachi Zoo for attending the animals. The zoo administration was directed to step up the measures of taking care of the animals.

“The confiscated meat in the city would be fed to lions and other carnivorous animals,” Siddiqui said.

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